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Contributor(s): Gibbons, Gail

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ISBN: 0823406997     ISBN-13: 9780823406999
Publisher: Holiday House
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 1988

Annotation: Passenger and freight trains are useful, and fun to watch.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Railroads; Juvenile literature.
Railroad trains.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Transportation | Railroads & Trains
Dewey: 625.1
LCCN: 86019595
Lexile Measure: 470
Academic/Grade Level: Babies, Ages 0-2
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 10.00" W x 0.25" (0.25 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 18896
Reading Level: 2.2   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q16702
Reading Level: 2.5   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
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Contributor Bio(s): Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator," according to the Washington Post. Winner of the 2010 Regina Award, she has written and illustrated more than fifty books for Holiday House. She lives in Corinth, Vermont.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1987 March #3)
Some books view train travel with a nostalgic eye; Gibbons gives readers a look at an obviously contemporary industry. She names the many kinds of cars and the various uses they have, explains how train personnel work together and shows potential passengers what to expect on board. Her characteristically clear pictures offer many perspectives and engaging scenes. Among the straightforward information she includes are some of the things that every reader relates tofor example, one of the best things about trains is watching them go by, and waving at them. Ages 4-8. (April) Copyright 1987 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1987 May)
PreS-Gr 2 Another fine, boldly illustrated concept book from Gibbons. The author's familiar illustrations in bright, primary colors with crisp, geometric lines will appeal to young eyes, particularly with their neat border of white ``track.'' The text is spare and accurate in its description of different kinds of trains, past and present, and how they work. The final page gives signs and signals related to trains. Gibbons has a knack for discerning what's important to young readers and presenting it in a manner of interest to them. The cover illustration of a huge engine looming high above heightens the sense of a child's perspective in the illustrations. Trains , with its colorful appeal and accurate content, is an example of how information can best be presented to young readers. Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle School, South Portland, Maine Copyright 1987 Cahners Business Information.
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